It was scenic crossing the Lake going back to New York. It was warm enough to out of the car and partake in the beauty that is Vermont.
We've enjoyed the ferries for decades! We took our first trip when we moved to NY from Maine in 1968.
This is a great way to get acquainted with the lake and areas around Lake Champlain and Burlington whether you're a resident of Vermont or welcoming someone to the area. I've taken the "Scenic Narrated Cruise" and the information and views were outstanding. The "Spirit of Ethan Allen" ship is beautiful and vast and allows room for those who wish... More
This ferry company has three crossings from New York to Vermont but the only one worth doing for fun is the Port Kent to Burlington one. It takes one hour and gets you right into downtown Burlington, VT. The other two are only a few minutes long and are used mostly for business reasons. If you park at Port Kent... More
Believe it or not, this beats the ferry ride from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard, especially if you are a mountain lover (not to mention it's way less expensive). It is so pretty, serence, peaceful. And if you take the Essex ferry you get to check out the cute little town of Essex on the New York side and on... More
The ferry is a great way to get over to the NY side and explore the NY side of Lake Champlain. If you're feeling adventurous a great day trip is to take the ferry to Plattsburg and then go down to the small town of Whitehall, NY. It's about an hour and a half and a very beautiful drive. It's... More
We took the longest ferry run between Burlington and Port Kent NY, which takes about an hour. The ferry leaves from a terminal a few blocks from downtown Burlington, located in the extensive and very pretty lakeside park. We took the trip strictly for the purpose of sight seeing. We did not take the car which we left in the... More
Recently used the Lake Champlain Ferry system to cross between Plattsburg NY & Burlington VT. We used the Grande Isle crossing (north of Plattsburg) and landed on the island of the same name in the middle of Lake Champlain... then followed Highway 2 into Burlington. The ferry service was efficient and quick... about 15 minutes at this particular crossing. I... More
The ferry is a great way to get to New York State from Vermont. I grew up and worked on the ferries in college. Charlotte crossing is the best. It takes 20 minutes to cross the lake. It's fun to walk on the boat and have lunch or dinner and ice cream at a restaurant on the dock on the... More
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